Hands

Hands

produced by Abby Newton and Pat Humphries, 1960-; performed by Pat Humphries, 1960- (Appleseed, 2001), 52 mins, 13 page(s)

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Details

Field of Interest
American Music
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
52 mins
Recording Engineer
Chris Andersen
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Contemporary Folk, Social Songs
Label
Appleseed
Page Count
13
Performer
Pat Humphries, 1960-
Producer
Abby Newton, Pat Humphries, 1960-
Release Date
2001
Review
Topical folk like this ruled FM radio in the late '60s and early '70s, but today, Pat Humphries' odes to racial and sexual freedom and union organizing can sound pretty anachronistic. That's not to say there aren't some excellent songs on this CD, which features a preponderance of lilting originals, plus covers from the likes of Tom Pacheco, Mimi Farina, and Phil Ochs (whose previously unrecorded pro-labor anthem "Hands" opens the disc). Like such artists as Joan Baez, though, Humphries can come across as humorless and a bit preachy at times. This good album would have been better with a few light touches -- and a few less platitudes about freedom, justice, and love. ~ Jeff Burger, All Music Guide
Subject
American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Folk Music, Música Folk
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Folk

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